The research presents the GreenSoul ICT architecture, which purpose is to foster energy efficiency in buildings of public use by improving the interactions between occupants and energy-consuming assets in their environment. This architecture is enriched by the deployment of lightweight edge-computing GreenSoul-ed devices, which reduce energy consumption by cooperating with other devices, smart metering equipment and, very importantly, with eco-aware users. The decision making process is supported by a socio-economic behavioural model, which provides the necessary understanding of occupant indoor behaviour towards transforming energy consuming devices into active pro-sustainability agents that inform users how energy-efficiently they operate them, provide notifications as to improve that aspect, and even adapt their own functioning to reduce energy waste.

New paper in Journal: A Human-centric & Context-aware IoT Framework for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Buildings of Public Use